or Join Now!
drillpress iwould like to restore someday
home | projects | blog
168 posts in 1759 days
Preview this project card
2656 posts in 2318 days
#1 posted 12-15-2011 02:48 AM
I think that was used to build ships or barns.
-- Life is good.
17811 posts in 1963 days
#2 posted 12-15-2011 03:38 AM
I believe that was used for drilling the mortise in post and beams construction.
-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net
196 posts in 1988 days
#3 posted 12-15-2011 04:31 AM
Ive heard this type refered to as a”post drill”. Would love to see it restored…. ;)
1676 posts in 2283 days
#4 posted 12-15-2011 10:10 AM
It’s often called a boring machine and was used to hog out the mortices on post and beam buildings. To use it, you would lay it on the beam, line it up, then sit on the “wings” of the base to hold it down while you cranked it.
Roy Underhill demonstrated one on his show once.
-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!
2308 posts in 2228 days
#5 posted 12-15-2011 11:08 AM
What an incredibly interesting boring machine :D
-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...
242 posts in 3141 days
#6 posted 12-15-2011 03:58 PM
I have one exactly like it. I found it at an auction about 15 years ago up in MN. I think I paid about $35 for it. It is in perfect condition with little or no rust and a nice patina on the wood.
1984 posts in 2859 days
#7 posted 12-16-2011 04:34 AM
That is one cool tool! Restore it sooner than later. Good luck!
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)
Go to Pulse page »
©2016 Verticalscope Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
Terms of Service
DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.
Latest Projects |
Latest Blog Entries |
Latest Forum Topics